Buffalo National River Partners

Working To Protect & Preserve America’s First National River

About BNRP

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River. Our purposes, as stated in our mission statement, are dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River. The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River. Additionally, the Partners raise funds for specific projects and programs that assist the National Park... Read more →

BNRP Sponsors Float from Pruitt to Hasty

Who could have asked for a more perfect day for floating than on May 2 when 26 BNRP members and Jasper School District students and their sponsors met at Pruitt to float to Hasty. The sun was shining brightly, little wind and the Buffalo was running pretty fast. This float was part of the “Explore for Health” Active Trails initiative... Read more →

CAFO Controversy – Late April Update

Scroll down to read about 1. A Permit Modification Request 2. Extension of Moratorium on Hog CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operation) in the Buffalo River watershed. 3. How $740,000 of your money is being spent. 4. A commemoration and float trip to honor a champion of the Buffalo National River 1. C & H Hog CAFO Permit Modification Request Owners of... Read more →

3rd Annual Historic Cemetery Stroll a Success (As They Always Are)!

  The afternoon of April 12 was bright and warm when approximately 37 people arrived at Elmwood Cemetery for the 3rd Annual Historic Ozark Cemetery Stroll led by author and researcher Abby Burnett.  Many in the group were repeat “strollers” while there were about 1/3 of the group as new “strollers.”  At Elmwood, Abby gave a brief overview of the... Read more →

Tyler Bend map - 4-4-15

4th Annual Spring Fling hike – April 4, 2015

BNRP member Bill Hemmer led a group of 13 on a 3 mile plus hike going up the River View trail and back down thru the Spring Hollow trail on a sunny spring day at Tyler Bend. Rob Lambert gave a talk about the importance of exercise for your overall health. Rob said BNRP plans to have an outdoor activity... Read more →

Group Completes Spring Cleaning of Gardens at Tyler Bend

On Saturday, April 3, a small group of BNRP members and Central Arkansas Master Naturalists brought rakes, digging tools and other implements to clean the flower beds at Tyler Bend Visitor Center. The group cut back old growth from newly budding perennials, raked leaves, dug wild onions and generally tidied up the beds. Joyce Umbach, interpretive ranger at Tyler Bend... Read more →